Accession Number : ADA305412

Title :   Closing Maintenance Depots: Savings, Workload, and Redistribution Issues.

Corporate Author : GENERAL ACCOUNTING OFFICE WASHINGTON DC NATIONAL SECURITY AND INTERNATIONAL A FFAIRS DIV

PDF Url : ADA305412

Report Date : MAR 1996

Pagination or Media Count : 69

Abstract : This report covers a review of selected issues related to the maintenance depot closures and realignments that resulted from decisions made by the Base Commission on Closure and Realignment. It was found that (1) the Department of Defense (DOD) substantially reduced its savings estimates from closing maintenance depots, but is still overestimating the savings that will probably be achieved; (2) the number of employees involuntarily separated as a result of past closure decisions was minimized because of a comprehensive but costly employee assistance program; and (3) DOD is not using public-public or public-private competitions as a means of allocating public depot workloads. The report includes recommendations that, if implemented, should enable DOD to more cost-effectively redistribute closing depots' woridoads.

Descriptors :   *COST ESTIMATES, *SUPPLY DEPOTS, *WORKLOAD, *SAVINGS, *BASE CLOSURES, DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE, MILITARY REQUIREMENTS, SHIPS, DECISION MAKING, MILITARY AIRCRAFT, MILITARY EQUIPMENT, MILITARY VEHICLES, INTEGRATION, ALLOCATIONS, MAINTENANCE MANAGEMENT, PERSONNEL RETENTION, PANEL(COMMITTEE), FACTOR ANALYSIS, GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEES, MILITARY DOWNSIZING.

Subject Categories : Economics and Cost Analysis
      Personnel Management and Labor Relations
      Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE